Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Leicester City"

    Another FA Cup brace for Iheanacho as Leicester secure emphatic victory

Another FA Cup brace for Iheanacho as Leicester secure emphatic victory

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace as Leicester City defeated Peterborough United 5-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.It was an entertaining first half for Leicester City as Fousseni Diabate gave them the lead very early in the game.Diabete, who was making his debut for Leicester, stabbed the ball home with his left foot in the ninth minute.Iheanacho [...]

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    Iheanacho: I’m happy to be scoring… I want to win the FA Cup

Iheanacho: I’m happy to be scoring… I want to win the FA Cup

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho says he's delighted to be scoring in the English FA Cup and hopes to win the tournament with Leicester City.Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester defeated Fleetwood Town in the third round of the FA Cup.The striker said he would like to emulate the heroics of Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo in the tournament."I think [...]

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    Iheanacho makes history, nets brace on return to action

Iheanacho makes history, nets brace on return to action

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho ended his goal drought in a rare start for Leicester City on Tuesday night.The Nigerian also scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the video assistant referee (VAR) as Leicester City advanced in the English FA Cup.Iheanacho bagged a brace in the 2-0 win against League One outfit Fleetwood Town.The 21-year-old [...]

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    Iheanacho needs to improve, says Leicester coach

Iheanacho needs to improve, says Leicester coach

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has challenged Kelechi Iheanacho to "improve aspects of his play".The Nigerian forward has been rarely used since he moved from Manchester City to Leicester.In an interview with Leicester Mercury, Puel expressed hope that Iheanacho can get more playing time in the future."I think Kelechi is a young player and he needs to improve aspects of his [...]

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    Puel on Musa’s future: He’s a quality player but competition is stiff

Puel on Musa’s future: He’s a quality player but competition is stiff

Ahead of the January transfer window, Ahmed Musa is being touted to be on his way out of Leicester City due to his thinning starts for the English Premier League side.When asked about the situation of the Nigerian at the club, gaffer Claude Puel praised his quality and great work ethic but refused to give a definitive answer.He, however, said Musa is [...]

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    Leicester ready for Liverpool, says Ndidi

Leicester ready for Liverpool, says Ndidi

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says his team is focused on upcoming games after losing to Watford on Tuesday.Claude Puel's men were defeated 2-1 by their hosts despite dominating the game for a long spell.Leicester will face an in-form Liverpool at the weekend and Ndidi is optimistic of a victory.“It is very disappointing to lose this game but we will [...]

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    Iheanacho, Ndidi feature as Leicester lose to City

Iheanacho, Ndidi feature as Leicester lose to City

Manchester City defeated Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.Manchester City continued their domination of English Premier League as Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi could do little to stop the in-form side.Gabriel Jesus put City ahead in the 45th minute while Kevin De Bruyne scored from 25 yards out to extend City's lead in the 49th minute.Iheanacho [...]

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    Leicester appoint Claude Puel as new manager

Leicester appoint Claude Puel as new manager

Frenchman Claude Puel has been appointed as the new manager of Leicester City.Puel replaces Craig Shakespeare who was fired last week after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.He has previously managed Lyon and Monaco and steered Southampton to an eighth-place finish and an EFL Cup final before he was dismissed at the end of last season.Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha [...]

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    Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City after a dismal start to the season at the King Power.The 2015/16 English Premier League champions are in the bottom three after just one win from their opening eight Premier League games.The Foxes decided to part ways with Shakespeare less than 24 hours after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.Shakespeare had assisted [...]

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    Ndidi ‘can’t wait to experience feeling of playing at the World Cup’

Ndidi ‘can’t wait to experience feeling of playing at the World Cup’

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi says he is looking forward to fulfilling his dream of playing at the FIFA World Cup.The midfielder says he can't wait to enjoy the feeling of participating in football's most prestigious tournament.Ndidi, who hopes to be a part of the Super Eagles' contingent to Russia, says qualifying for the mundial has made every Nigerian happy."For [...]

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    Iheanacho makes first start as Leicester draw 1-1 with Huddersfield

Iheanacho makes first start as Leicester draw 1-1 with Huddersfield

Newly promoted Huddersfield drew 1- 1 with the 2015/16 EPL champions, Leicester City, at the John Smiths Stadium on Saturday.Huddersfield, who suffered their first defeat of the season at West Ham on Monday, went ahead early in the second half through Laurent Depoitre's effort before Jamie Vardy equalised for Leicester from the penalty spot three minutes later.Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho made [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho come up short with Leicester in 1-2 loss to Chelsea

Ndidi, Iheanacho come up short with Leicester in 1-2 loss to Chelsea

Chelsea beat Leicester City 2-1 away in the fourth round of games of the 2017/18 English Premier League season.Nigerian wingback Victor Moses had a fairly decent game before being substituted in the 73rd minute.Super Eagles midfield youngster Wilfred Ndidi was the engine room in the middle for Leicester while Kelechi Iheanacho came on in the 74th minute for the team [...]

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    Ndidi subdued, Iheanacho unused as ‘solid’ Man United beat Leicester

Ndidi subdued, Iheanacho unused as ‘solid’ Man United beat Leicester

Manchester United on Saturday continued their good start to the 2016/17 season of the English Premier League by beating Leicester City at Old Trafford.Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was largely subdued as his Leicester side were unable to stop the Red Devils.Kelechi Iheanacho was benched while Ahmed Musa was again unlisted for the Foxes.Manchester United could not convert any of the myriad [...]

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    World Cup qualification: Eagles have to make Nigerians smile again, says Ndidi

World Cup qualification: Eagles have to make Nigerians smile again, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi says the Super Eagles have to put a smile on the faces of Nigerians by qualifying for the World Cup.Ndidi said the home defeat to South Africa was a reality check to the Super Eagles.He said the team will rise to the occasion in the vital FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification matches against Cameroon, but added that the reigning [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian players keep speaking Pidgin English… I want to learn, says Jamie Vardy

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian players keep speaking Pidgin English… I want to learn, says Jamie Vardy

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he's learning how to speak Pidgin English as fluently as the Nigerian players in his team.Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ahmed Musa are the Nigerian players in Leicester City.Vardy told TheCable that his only challenge with the Nigerian trio is their Pidgin English which he says is difficult to understand."The Nigerian players keep talking- [...]

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    Ndidi splendid as Leicester beat Brighton 2-0

Ndidi splendid as Leicester beat Brighton 2-0

Leicester City on Saturday bounced back from their dramatic 4-3 defeat by Arsenal on the opening day of the season.Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi put in a good shift in the middle of the pack as Leicester outclassed newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium.Shinji Okazaki found the net for the second week running in the first minute [...]

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